Longest without a buck

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by kyhunter99, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 12 pointer

    Dec 21, 2014
    Still in the kitchen Ky
    Longest youve gone without taking an antlered male and why.
  2. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

    Jan 13, 2012
    Shelby county
    8 years. Didn't see what I wanted. 2001 to 2009. But since killed some good Bucks. 2011 2012 didn't kill one. Killed 2014 2015. 2016 no but 17 18 19 have.
  3. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2017
    Estill County
    I've gone 2 seasons without a buck a couple times. Trigger finger gets awfully itchy by that 3rd year...
  4. theprofessor

    theprofessor 6 pointer

    Oct 14, 2013
    Aw, heck, I've only killed one 'good' buck since I started in 2013. I just didn't see one in 2014 or 16 or 17; 13, 15, and 19 I killed spikes or forks. 2018 was my only 'full rack,' a basket 8.

    Why? cuz I. Don't. Care. About. Anything. But. Meat [or so I tell myself.] And I'm still new enough at this to get a kick of harvesting just about anything.
  5. keith meador

    keith meador Got the Spotted Fever

    Years ago, I bought into the antler craze. I planted food plots. I put out corn. I made mock scrapes. I left a sanctuary alone. I did everything I'd read or heard about to try to grow bigger bucks. I didn't kill a buck on Grindstone in 7 years. I'd become obsessed with killing a 150" or bigger deer. I'd only seen one live deer in 30 years of hunting that was what I thought to be a 150" deer, and it wasn't on Grindstone. I came to realize I didn't have enough land, and I was simply feeding the deer that the neighbors were killing. I learned a lot in those 7 years.
  6. Campfire

    Campfire 6 pointer

    Oct 24, 2019
    I’m curious how many acres is Grindstone? What kind of hunting pressure around you? Were you the only one hunting on Grindstone?
  7. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2006
    Kornfield County,KY
    I have went two years, killed on the third. I put out corn once
    a year. I put it out the Wednesday before opening Saturday of rifle.
    I dont feed the deer other than those two weeks Im hunting.
    I did throw out a 5lb bag of of Hot spot no till in the dirt where we dozed
    the old brush pile off the ridge top. First food plot I have put out in many years.
    I have always shot the buck that I like or try to catch a big one after a hot doe.
    Im mainly out to just enjoy the hunt. Its relaxing to me.
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  8. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
    I’m on season 3 and I have several regrets but I’m aiming to kill a slob.
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  9. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    5 or 6 years or more, I can't realky remember. Seen lots of little ones just nothing that I wanted to shoot.
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  10. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    I think I went 5 or 6 years once.
  11. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    A Ky buck......10-15 yrs. A big mature doe gets me excited.
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  12. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

    Jan 26, 2009
    northern ky
    12 months I don't let antler size rule me but I do only shoot mature bucks!
    I kill a nice buck every yr it might not be a 150" deer every yr but I can't rember the last time I shot one younger than 4 1/2 yr old!
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  13. bah1286

    bah1286 8 pointer

    Jul 29, 2014
    Killed my first buck in 2000, which was a basket rack 9 point. I didn’t kill another until 2006 when I killed my first nice buck. Killed a bit bigger after that in 07 and 08. Started again in 11,12,14,16,18 and 19 on good bucks and a couple smaller ones that were late season on public land mixed in there in 09 and 13.
  14. Hilltop Hillbilly

    Hilltop Hillbilly Fawn

    Aug 8, 2014
    I haven't harvested a deer , this will make 3 yrs now! 3 yrs ago is when my oldest son started hunting and now my youngest is also...I take them every chance I get!! I've had a blast with them!
  15. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    Butler co
    I went 12 before. Got into the same line of thinking as Keith.
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